2023년 6월 29일
New! Canada's Visa Options for Tech & Entrepreneurs
Sean Fraser presented the new strategy, aimed at attracting highly skilled tech professionals around the world to make Canada their destination of choice.
- By the end of 2023, Canada will be creating a new specialized Innovation Stream tailored for exceptionally talented individuals worldwide. This stream will enable them to work for Canadian tech companies, irrespective of whether they possess a job offer or not.
- Canada will soon introduce a digital nomad strategy, granting individuals with foreign employers the opportunity to work in Canada for a period of up to six months. During their stay, they will have the freedom to reside in communities within the country and contribute to local economies. Moreover, if they happen to receive a job offer while in Canada, they will be permitted to extend their stay and continue working in the country.
- Starting from July 16th, Canada will introduce a new open work permit that will accommodate 10,000 H-1B Visa holders from the United States, allowing them to work for any employers in Canada. The duration of the work permit will be 3 years. They will also be able to accumulate Canadian work experience and apply for permanent residence in the future. Existing programs
- Canada is introducing a fresh and dedicated pathway exclusively designed for individuals working in STEM sectors, granting them an opportunity to become permanent residents. This category-based selection will take place in Canada's Express Entry system. The first selection or draw will happen this summer.
- The Global Skills Strategy has proven to be highly successful in attracting skilled individuals to Canada. With the introduction of a new application process today, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) anticipates processing work permits within a mere two-week timeframe. This expedited process will enable companies to promptly access the necessary talent precisely when they require it.
- The Start-up Visa program has faced its share of challenges, despite holding immense potential. To address this, IRCC has recently expanded the program's capacity from 1,000 to 3,500 spots per year. Moving forward, the IRCC will prioritize applications within the system by considering factors such as a company's committed capital and endorsement from a trusted partner. By focusing on these key features, the program aims to enhance its efficiency and maximize its impact. To accommodate individuals in the waiting queue, Canada will now provide open work permits for a duration of three years to the applicants and their families. This will allow them to reside in Canada while their applications are being processed.